Life brings many opportunities for growth through life lessons and experiences that provide new perspectives. One thing I’ve learned- and at times still have to remind myself- is that during my journey not everyone will understand nor see my vision. I had to realize that God specifically put this vision in my own mind, sight, heart & soul. This is not to say that someone else doesn’t have a similar vision placed upon them, but I can’t stop, get upset, or get unfocused because someone doesn’t see or understand it! Even though someone may be very close to you, it doesn’t automatically give them clarity or insight on your vision. It doesn’t matter who the other person is- Mom, dad, brother, sister, wife, husband, best friend, etc- only you can truly see your own vision.

I’ve come across so many people with great potential but end up giving up or even failing to chase their dream because they’ve brought their vision to someone who didn’t understand or support them. Hearing an visions be called dumb, stupid, far fetched, unrealistic or unattainable may be discouraging, but always remember to trust your own intuition as you follow your vision. Often times when this happens, people will choose to walk away from their dreams because of someone else’s thoughts!! I’m here to tell you, God places these visions in our heads for a reason, don’t ignore them. If you love something, have a vision, a passion for something, or just see something that you want to do, DO IT!!! At the end of the day this is your life and you will have to live with the regret of not trying something, NOT the other person. Just because one person may not succeed in what you are attempting, doesn’t mean you won’t!

Everything I’ve accomplished so far has been with people in the background telling me that it’s unrealistic and that only a certain few will make it. They’ve wanted me to work a SAFE REGULAR job. That may work for you but God placed me here for bigger and better, which I believe he did for everyone. Just have to open your eyes, ears and heart to find out why!